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posted Friday, April 8, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 14

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Arts and Entertainment
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SGN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW:
RuPaul, supermodel of the world

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Drag superstar, singer-songwriter, actor, and author - RuPaul Andre Charles has done it all.

For 29 years, RuPaul - more commonly known these days as simply 'Ru' - has done it big: big hair, big ideas, big hits. In 1993, Ru made her mainstream debut with the release of 'Supermodel (You Better Work),' which catapu
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SMC takes on the Holocaust in bold performance
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Seattle Men's Chorus'
Falling in Love Again
April 2-3
McCaw Hall


Probably the boldest-ever compilation of material by Seattle Men's Chorus was Falling in Love Again, heard April 2 and 3 at McCaw Hall. Not only was the production a risk artistically, i
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Seattle Pride Idol stuns in second week
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Oh, what a night!

The April 3 R&B-infused Seattle Out & Proud Pride Idol was full of smooth sounds and big prizes. The competition was turned up a notch with the best round of performances yet!

Pride Idol is a citywide singing contest produced and presented by
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DJ Polo promises heat at the Latin White Party
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Latin White Party
April 17
Neighbours Nightclub


Three years ago, DJ Polo, a local Latin music DJ, asked himself, 'Why don't we have an annual 'White Party' like other major U.S. cities?'

Combining his love of music, energy, and utilizing h
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Madeleine Peyroux treats fans to brand-new songs
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Madeleine Peyroux
March 31
Dimitriou's Jazz Alley


Playing almost an entire album of new material (which doesn't even come out until June) Madeleine Peyroux entertained a capacity audience at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley on the opening evening of a three-night
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Organ power used well at Seattle Symphony
by Rod Parke - SGN A&E Writer

Seattle Symphony and Chorale
March 31
Benaroya Hall


All too often at the Seattle Symphony we get a program with a mixture of well-rehearsed, beautifully played works sitting cheek to jowl with others that sound like noisy read-throughs. Such was the case at Th
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A Dyke About Town: Trisha Brown Dance Company amazing
by Mercy Moosemuzzle - SGN Contributing Writer

Rainbow City Band
Mercy and Cuteness sat in on Rainbow City Band's rehearsal on March 29. They wanted to see the band's April in Paris concert, but it conflicted with the Men's Chorus. Mercy would like to see these two groups coordinate calendars so this doesn't hap
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Teatro ZinZanni scores again with ?Radio Free Starlight
by Milton W. Hamlin - SGN A&E Writer

Radio Free Starlight
Teatro ZinZanni
Through May 8


Teatro ZinZanni continues its 13th year of bringing 'love, chaos, and dinner' to Seattle audiences with its current Radio Free Starlight - a visit to a long-ago world where radio ruled and the zany comedian
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The drama continues with SiS Productions' Episode 19
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Episode 19: The One That Got Away
SiS Productions
Through April 30


We finally know who the baby daddy is! It's & oh. Nope. Can't tell ya. It just wouldn't be fair! If you have been a fan of SiS Productions' long-running stage soap opera, you'll just have to go
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British Sea Power organic and intelligent at Neumos
by Jessica Price - SGN Contributing Writer

British Sea Power
April 2
Neumos


Fresh from their first U.S. dates in three years and a stop on The Late Show with David Letterman, British Sea Power brought their uniquely cerebral guitar daredevilry to Neumos on April 2 to a rabid but somewhat thi
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Beams Are Creaking all talk, little action
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

The Beams Are Creaking
Taproot Theatre
Through April 23


Taproot Theatre often creates compelling productions in a fairly small theater space, creatively designed and solidly performed. The Beams Are Creaking, the current offering, is no exception. In fact, i
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Voices Rising presents the legendary Evelyn Harris
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Evelyn Harris
April 15
Washington Hall


The incomparable Evelyn Harris is scheduled to headline the April 15 Voices Rising show at Washington Hall (153 14th Ave.).

Evelyn Harris has dedicated her voice to giving depth and meaning to an ex
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Where It's At: Paul Simon still relevant after all these years
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Paul Simon
April 15 at WaMu Theater
April 17 at The Showbox SoDo (SOLD OUT)


It's not unusual for Seattle to be picked as the opening city for a major tour. Usher launched his 'OMG Tour' in November at Key Arena, Latin star Juanes kicked things off at WaMu T
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
 
MUSIC LOUNGE
The Sounds are ringing loud and clear
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MOVIE REVIEWS

Three Dollar Bill's Spring Film Series offers Jean Genet cinema rarities
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SGN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Source Code director Duncan Jones
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Tricky Source Code a Hitchcockian sci-fi blast
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Hanna a darkly violent coming-of-age fairy tale
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

Hanna
Opening April 8


You've never seen anything quite like Hanna.

You might think you have, as the trailers for director Joe Wright's latest (a change of pace from the likes of Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, and The Soloist) hint at
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Cut Copy in Seattle 4/12
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

In the bloated field of electronic music, not everyone can be a star. Not everyone can pack clubs from Amsterdam to Jakarta to New Orleans, not everybody is privileged to perform at the Ultra Music and Coachella festivals in the same spring, and not just anyone can appear on a late-night t
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